Spancel
Spancel \Span"cel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] --Malone. [1913 Webster]

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  • spancel — [span′səl] n. [LowG spansel < spannen, to stretch, tie: see SPAN1] a rope for fettering or hobbling cattle, etc. vt. spanceled or spancelled, spanceling or spancelling to fetter or hobble as with a spancel …   English World dictionary

  • Spancel — Span cel, n. [Perhaps span + AS. s[=a]l a rope.] A rope used for tying or hobbling the legs of a horse or cow. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Grose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spancel — /span seuhl/, n., v., spanceled, spanceling or (esp. Brit.) spancelled, spancelling. n. 1. a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, esp. a horse or cow. v.t. 2. to fetter with or as with a spancel. [1600 10; < LG spansel, deriv. of spannen… …   Universalium

  • spancel — 1. noun a rope or fetter used to hobble a horse or other animal 2. verb to hobble with a spancel See Also: spancelled …   Wiktionary

  • spancel — span•cel [[t]ˈspæn səl[/t]] n. v. celed, cel•ing (esp. brit.) celled, cel•ling. 1) a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, esp. a horse or cow 2) to fetter with or as if with a spancel • Etymology: 1600–10; < LG spansel, der. of spannen… …   From formal English to slang

  • spancel — I. ˈspan(t)səl transitive verb (spanceled or spancelled ; spanceled or spancelled ; spanceling or spancelling ; spancels) Etymology: Low Germa …   Useful english dictionary

  • spancel — span·cel …   English syllables

  • spancel —  a rope to tie a cow s hinder legs. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Spanceled — Spancel Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanceling — Spancel Span cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanceled}or {Spancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanceling} or {Spancelling}.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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